Jean Ziegler

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Jean Ziegler

Jean Ziegler used to be a professor at the University of Geneva and is today a UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food for the UN Commission on Human Rights. He was a socialist city council member for the city of Geneva in the 1960s, and a member of parliament until 1999. He has written several books in which he exposes the deviations of the current political and economic systems. His recent books include: The new rulers of the world and those who resist them (Les nouveaux maîtres du monde et ceux qui leur resistent [Paris, Editions Fayard, 2005]), and The empire of shame (L’empire de la honte [Paris Editions Fayard, 2005]). Today, he exposes the risks that biofuels have on the world’s ability to meet the food demands of a growing population

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